Martin Bisi

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Martin Bisi
Martin Bisi in front of BC Studio console.jpg
Background information
Origin Brooklyn, New York, USA
Genres Alternative rock
Punk rock
Years active 1981–present
Labels New Alliance / SST
Black Freighter [1]
Website Official website

Martin Bisi is an American producer and songwriter. He is known for recording important records by Sonic Youth, Swans, John Zorn, Material, Bill Laswell, Helmet, Unsane, Cop Shoot Cop, White Zombie, Boredoms, Angels of Light and Herbie Hancock's Grammy-winning song Rockit.

In 1979, Martin Bisi started B.C. Studios (formerly named OAO Studios [2]) with Bill Laswell and Brian Eno in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn,[3] where he recorded many of the No Wave, punk bands, and hip-hop of the early 1980s including Lydia Lunch, Foetus, Live Skull, and Afrika Bambaata. In 1982 he recorded the instruments for Whitney Houston's first recorded appearance as a lead singer -the song "Memories" on Material's One Down LP.

In 2002 Bisi recorded The Dresden Dolls' critically acclaimed debut album, and in 2005, mixed the surprise break-out CD by Serena Maneesh of Norway.

Solo career[edit]

Starting with a solo record in 1988 - Creole Mass (New Alliance/SST) - Bisi also recorded his own material. Other solo works were All Will Be Won (LP -1992), See Ya In Tiajuana (EP -1994), Dear Papi I'm In Jail (EP -1996), Milkyway Of Love (LP -1999), and more recently in 2008, Sirens Of The Apocalypse (full-length), and Son Of A Gun (EP) in 2010.
Son Of A Gun features guests Bill Laswell, Brian Viglione of The Dresden Dolls, and Bob D'Amico of The Fiery Furnaces.
2009 saw Bisi's first extensive touring, both in the US and Europe.


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